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West Bengal report sought on Ghishing petition


June 19th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Tuesday admitted a petition by GNLF chief Subhas Ghishing challenging the constitutional validity of the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and asked ... Read more...

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Bengal to form panel on Gorkha council (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government has decided to form a three-member fact verification panel to look into the recommendations of a high-powered committee on the issue ... Read more...

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GNLF supremo Ghishing to challenge GTA in court


June 13th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Gorkhaland National Liberation Front (GNLF) supremo Subhas Ghishing is all set to challenge in the Calcutta High Court the constitutional validity of the proposed Gorkhaland ... Read more...

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GJM to boycott Rajya Sabha polls


March 18th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday announced it will boycott the March 30 Rajya Sabha polls as its request for a seat was turned down by ... Read more...

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Gorkha leaders seek Mizoram CM’s support


February 16th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Feb 16 (IANS) A team of Gorkha leaders has sought the support of Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on the issue of a separate Gorkhaland in West Bengal, an ... Read more...

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Mamata blames centre for delay on Gorkha autonomy


February 11th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 11 (IANS) With the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leadership threatening to revive movement for a separate state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday chose ... Read more...

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Ahead of meet with GJM, Mamata rejects Bengal’s division (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 10 (IANS) Ahead of a meeting with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which has threatened to re-start the Gorkhaland campaign, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday ... Read more...

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Pintail adds another twist in Darjeeling’s politics


July 18th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sukna (West Bengal), July 18 (IANS) Witness to several twists and turns in the politics of West Bengal's troubled hill areas, the Pintail village, a tourist resort, Monday was the ... Read more...

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Darjeeling set for historic treaty - amid controversy


July 17th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 17 (IANS) The hills of Darjeeling are set to see a historic tripartite pact Monday between the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), the West Bengal government and New ... Read more...

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Darjeeling accord on July 18: Mamata (Lead)


July 15th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) The Darjeeling tripartite agreement will be signed on July 18 and union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will attend the function, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced ... Read more...

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GJM’s Gorkhaland movement a failure: Ghising


April 10th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mirik (West Bengal), April 10 (IANS) Returning to the Darjeeling hills after a gap of three years, Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) supremo Subash Ghising has launched a blistering attack ... Read more...

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Madan Tamang murder accused flees custody (Lead)


August 22nd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Aug 22 (IANS) Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leader Nicol Tamang, one of the main accused in Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League (ABGL) chief Madan Tamang's murder, Sunday escaped from police custody in ... Read more...

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Madan Tamang murder: prime accused flees police custody


August 22nd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Aug 22 (IANS) Gorkha Janamukti Morhca central committee member Nicol Tamang, one of the prime accused in the murder of Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League (ABGL) chief Madan Taman, fled from ... Read more...

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Sixth round of Darjeeling tripartite July 24


July 17th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 17 (IANS) The sixth round of tripartite talks among the central government, the West Bengal government and the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on the Gorkhaland issue will be held July ... Read more...

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Gorkha group calls for 40 day strike in Darjeeling


July 4th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called for a 40-day long shutdown, from Aug 2, in the three hill sub-divisions of Darjeeling district to protest the unwillingness of ... Read more...

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Shutdown affects life in north Bengal towns


May 15th, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, May 14 (IANS) Normal life was affected in the urban areas of several north Bengal districts Friday following a 24-hour shutdown called by the Bangla O Bangla Bhasa Bachao Committee against ... Read more...

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GJM starts relay hunger strike in Darjeeling


December 26th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists Saturday started a relay hunger strike at four places in Darjeeling district in West Bengal in an apparent attempt to keep up ... Read more...

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GJM seeks political dialogue on Gorkhaland issue


December 22nd, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Dec 22 (ANI): Union Home Secretary G K Pillai has said the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has asked for a political-level discussion at the next round of talks.Talking to reporters ... Read more...

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GJM activists stage rally demanding Gorkhaland


December 12th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sukhna (West Bengal), Dec 12: Temporary staff members of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC) staged a rally under the banner of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) to press the demand for ... Read more...

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12-hour shutdown hits life in Darjeeling


November 20th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Nov 20 (IANS) Normal life came to a halt here Friday as Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists called a 12-hour shutdown in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, demanding permanent status for ... Read more...

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Next round of talks with Gorkhaland activists in December


September 1st, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The next round of talks with Gorkhaland activists will be held Dec 21 after a "positive outcome" of the previous rounds, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said ... Read more...

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Alternate framework mooted for Darjeeling Hills


August 11th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The centre, the West Bengal government and representatives of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), at their tripartite talks here Tuesday, agreed in principle to do away with ... Read more...

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Gorkha tripartite talks conclude on cordial note


August 11th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): The third round of tripartite talks between the Central Government, the West Bengal Government and the representatives of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) was held here today. ... Read more...

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GJM convoy attacked in West Bengal’s Dooars


February 9th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 9 (IANS) A Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) convoy was attacked by anti-GJM activists when it entered the Dooars region of West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district Monday, the police said.GJM general secretary ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland activists call strike in Darjeeling hills from Jan 7


January 5th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Jan 5 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is spearheading a movement for a separate Gorkhaland state, called for an indefinite office strike in West Bengal's Darjeeling Hills ... Read more...

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Culling starts in West Bengal’s bird flu-hit Darjeeling


January 4th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Jan 4 (IANS) Authorities in West Bengal Sunday began culling operations in the bird flu-hit Darjeeling and Siliguri subdivisions, officials said."A three-day culling operation has begun in the affected ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland activists burn down forest office after elephant attack


November 26th, 2008 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Nov 25 (IANS) Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) supporters burnt down a portion of the forest beat office at Kalabari in West Bengal's Darjeeling district after one of their leaders was attacked ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland activists order closure of Darjeeling offices


November 8th, 2008 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Nov 7 (IANS) In a fresh diktat, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) fighting for a separate Gorkhaland state Friday ordered the indefinite closure of offices in Darjeeling and said ... Read more...

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Normalcy returns to Darjeeling hills


October 23rd, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) Normalcy returned to West Bengal's Darjeeling district Thursday as supporters of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) stopped the forcible use of Gorkhaland in vehicles number plates and signboards ... Read more...

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Darjeeling should unite against Gorkhaland: Buddhadeb


October 21st, 2008 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) The people of Darjeeling district should unite to stop Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) from dividing the state and forming Gorkhaland, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland issue needs administrative action: Biman Bose


July 28th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front chairman Biman Bose Monday said that the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland was affecting everyday life in the region and that administrative action ... Read more...

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Poor upkeep for decades hampers tourism in Darjeeling


July 10th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Darjeeling, July 10 (IANS) The full tourism potential of this hill station in West Bengal remains untapped due to lack of planning, poor infrastructure and political short-sightedness over the decades, ... Read more...

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Casual employees go on hunger strike in Darjeeling


June 29th, 2008 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 29 (IANS) Casual employees of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC) Sunday started a hunger strike for indefinite period, demanding separate Gorkhaland and permanent posts, while the women's wing of ... Read more...

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`Time not ripe for tri-partite talks on Gorkhaland’


June 27th, 2008 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government Friday told the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is seeking a separate Gorkhaland state, that time was not yet ripe for tri-partite talks with ... Read more...

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School students on hunger strike for Gorkhaland demand


June 27th, 2008 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Hundreds of schoolchildren participated in a relay hunger strike in West Bengal's Darjeeling district to press for a separate Gorkhaland state. Several Gorkha students, studying in classes V ... Read more...

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